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    Very Interesting Story

    $8,000 Bike Bought for $5 at Yard Sale
    The abandoned bike by the side of the road had flat tires and broken pedals, so it was priced $5 and sold at a Kentucky yard sale. The buyer later learned that the bicycle was a custom-built mountain bike ridden by Floyd Landis in a 2007 race. In 2006 Landis won the Tour de France but was later stripped of the title when he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. How did his mountain bike wind up near a highway? The bike was being carried by friends on a car rack in 2008, but it blew off the car and couldn't be found. Landis laughed when told the bike was gone and got a new one. The bike could sell for thousands of dollars if Landis or perhaps his insurance company doesn't claim it.

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    Nice where did you find this story?

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    Interesting Story

    Quote Originally Posted by Motopecane View Post
    Nice where did you find this story?
    I get updates from Kovels Komments, its a newsletter for collectors of antiques such as bottles, memorabilia, furniture, old comic books, etc. Also info on finding items at garage sales, flea markets and auctions.

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    How's this related to folding bikes?

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    Related to Folding Bikes

    Its not related to folding bikes at all. This is one of the threads I am on and wanted to share the bike story is all.

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    Perhaps as the bike was bouncing down the highway and being run over it was trying to become a folded bike....

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    Quote Originally Posted by social suicide View Post
    Perhaps as the bike was bouncing down the highway and being run over it was trying to become a folded bike....
    Considering it is likely a very light bike, it may have hit the road, bounced a half dozen times, folded, then unfolded.

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    Perhaps

    hahaha, poor bike..

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